Man killed in hit and run accident

Police are searching for a driver who knocked down a 46-year-old man and left him for dead at the side of the road on Monday night

According to police reports, around 9 pm Jagdeo of Demerara Heights was walking along the westbound lane of the Churchill -Roosevelt Highway when he was knocked down. Police said after hitting Jagdeo, the driver failed to stop leaving a bleeding Jagdeo at the side of the road.

Jagdeo was taken to the Arima Health Facility where he died while being treated.

US officials: 75 percent of ISIS fighters killed

At least 75% of ISIS fighters have been killed during the campaign of US-led airstrikes, according to US officials.

The US anti-ISIS envoy said the campaign has winnowed ISIS' ranks to between 12,000 and 15,000 "battle ready" fighters, a top US official said on Tuesday.

The figures mean the US and its coalition partners have taken out vastly more ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria than currently remain on the battlefield, two years since the bombing campaign began.

Last week a US official said the coalition had killed 50,000 militants since 2014.

18 die in Mexico following mudslides caused by Tropical Storm Earl

Mudslides triggered by intense rainfall in eastern Mexico have left 18 people dead as saturated hillsides collapsed on to homes in the wake of tropical storm Earl, the UK Guardian reports.

At least eight were confirmed dead on Sunday near the town of Huauchinango, in the rugged Sierra Norte de Puebla mountains in Puebla state, Huauchinango mayor Gabriel Alvarado said in a statement.

The death toll could still increase, Alvarado said, adding that more than 200 people had been affected by damages to homes.

Two law enforcement officers murdered; one killed in fall at his home

Three law enforcement officers are dead, two of whom were murdered early this morning.

The third officer was killed by a fall down some stairs at his home.

In the first incident, a police officer was murdered early this morning on his way home.

Police reports state that around 12:30 am today, Special Reserved Police Constable Jason Cyril John who is assigned to the Court and Process Branch, Port-of-Spain was on his way home at William Trace, Five Rivers, Arouca. 

He was speaking to his wife when she heard several loud explosions through the phone.

51-year-old Diego Martin man killed in accident

The husband of a councillor attached to the Diego Martin Regional Corporation, has been killed in an accident along the Diego Martin highway.

51-year-old Gerald La Touche was killed instantly when the vehicle he was driving collided with the concrete median while driving on the north-bound lane of the Diego Martin highway around 8 am Tuesday.

He was the husband of Councillor Gail La Touche.

Police say he was returning to his home after dropping off his sons at St Anthony’s College.